Crazy as it may sound, you don't always have to go out on New Year's Eve. And no, we're not trying to sound like your mother or your parole officer. We're just here to give you the skinny on an alternative to paying a cover charge, buying way too many overpriced drinks, and waiting way too long to pay for a taxi to get you home. Simply put, just because you stay home on December 31st doesn't mean that you can't party and have a kick ass time. Make a resolution to laugh more when the festivities come straight to you this New Year's Eve by tuning into EPIX as they present “Last Laughs.”
Kick off 2013 with a shit eating grin on your face while EPIX kicks off a comedy lineup that will literally turn your TV into the life of the party. “Last Laughs” is a marathon of original comedy specials featuring all of the funny you will need to get the celebration started and keep it going with the likes of Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Jim Carrey, Kevin Smith, Chris Rock, and David Cross plus, stand-up shows from Jim Norton, Jim Jefferies, Craig Ferguson, and so many more.
We know all of this sounds fine and dandy but in order to give you even more of a reason to watch, we've highlighted a few comics that will be ending 2012 with you and ringing in 2013. Their job? To make sure you are happy with your decision to stay home and with this lineup, you are sure to get the “last laugh.”
* Kevin Smith Talks About Going Down Under and His Favorite After-Sex Snacks
* Comedian Jim Norton Wants to Sleep With You, If You Can Stand His Sleep Apnea
* Jason Mewes Talks About Sobriety, Strange Sexual Positions and Going Down Under.
Ben Stiller: Starting off your night right on December 31st at 8pm is none other than Ben Stiller with his All-Star Comedy Roundtable. Remising and providing the funny are his guests Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, and SNL's Bill Hader. Catching this special is a real no brainer because there are plenty of hoots and hollers to be had so there's no better way to start the evening off to get that belly laugh of yours all warmed up.
Jay and Silent Bob Go Down: If you missed this impressive special when it premiered at the end of last month, you are in for a real treat at 9pm. Podcasting straight from “down under,” Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are gifting you with an entertaining hour filled with sex and drug fueled stories, games, and amazing behind the scenes footage of their trip. Snootchie Bootchies all around!
Jim Norton: At 11pm, Little Jimmy Norton will kick off the hour with his beyond awesome special, “Please Be Offended.” We don't want to ruin this hour of stellar comedy so we'll just put it like this, chances are you won't be offended if you know anything about Jim and love him from any of this other specials or from Opie & Anthony. Trust us when we say, for those people, this is one hour that you won't want to miss. Please Be Offended is dirty, filthy, and fucking hysterical. Well done Norton. Well done.
EPIX Surprise Advance Screening: At 12:05 EPIX will have a 2013 surprise for us all. As much as we'd like to ruin the surprise and tell you exactly what it is, we are sadly in the dark as well. Judging from the rest of the line-up though, this will be another great moment in comedy and a great time to gather the crowd in for a toast to the New Year and to something new from EPIX.
Since there is way too much for us to mention (we have word count limits folks), here is the schedule for the evening so you can make sure that you don't miss a thing. Seriously, sitting at a bar all night doesn't even begin to compare to what EPIX has in store for you so let the party go on and on until the break of dawn and you'll be sure to get the “last laugh.”
EPIX “Last Laughs” Marathon of Original Comedy Specials (Starting December 31st)
*Ben Stiller's All-Star Comedy Roundtable (8PM ET)
*Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under (9PM ET)
*Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (10PM ET)
*Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (11PM ET)
*EPIX Surprise Advance Screening (12:05AM ET)
*Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said? (2:35AM ET)
*The Secret Policeman's Ball: Best of Comedy 2012 (3:45AM ET) featuring Fred Armisen, Russell Brand, Hannibal Buress, David Cross, Bill Hader, Rashida Jones, Seth Meyers, Bob Odenkirk, John Oliver, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig and more.
*There will also be encores of Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under (4:45AM ET) and Ben Stiller's All-Star Comedy Roundtable (5:45AM ET).
And FYI: the fun doesn't just end there so if you are still awake and wanting more, make sure you catch the premiere of the movie The Hunger Games on January 1st at 12pm (EST). You can watch the entire line-up on EPIX, EPIX on demand, online at EpixHD.com, and on the EPIX apps on hundreds of devices including Xbox, Roku, iPads, iPhones and more.